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32 minutes ago, Philjax said:

I feel there's potential for this to be the worst Takeover.

Blimey Philjax, this might be the second craziest thing you’ve ever said on here!

With the in-ring form Almas, Gargano, Black, Dream, Ohno, AOP, and Moon have been in the past 3 months and the fact the rest of the people on the card have bags of potential - you really feel like this will be a worse show than the days when Tyson Kidd was in the main event and Sylvester Lefort was arsing about on the undercard?!?

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Tremendous main event. Both men showed amazing timing and some of those sequences...beautiful. Definitely didn't feel like a 30+ min match.

I assume Almas moves into a program with Black, and Gargano/Ciampa.

Velveteen Dream continues to impress me, with the whole gimmick, and shows knowledge beyond his years, despite a near botch on the first rolling DVD, he recovered well.

Moon/Bayzler came so close to being something great but didn't fire on all cylinders, and the finish felt very dragged out.

Interesting they chose to announce EC3 in the way they did.

 

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I didnt think they could top their first takeover match but Almas/Gargano was great.

Baszler looks so awkward and green when she’s in the ring but I was still expecting her to get the win, I think everyone thought Ember would tap. 

Velveteen continues to be my favourite thing in NXT and Cole/Black and the Tag Title match did nothing for me

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Yeah, that main event was something really special. Just brilliant pro wrestling, bell-to-bell.

Similar to Ian, they completely got me a few times with the false finishes. Both men cut an incredible pace and told a story anyone can get behind - I don't watch NXT, week-to-week, these days, but I was very much invested in the outcome.

On the other hand, I just can't really take to the Undisputed Era. Adam Cole is tiny and a shite heel, while the other two playing fake MMA will forever take me out of their matches.

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A lot of complaining online this morning about a few of the results, but I didn’t have a problem with any of them.

Shayna Bayzler and Ember Moon both came out of last night stronger than they went in. Shayna dominating Ember before being outsmarted long enough for a pinfall leads to a rematch down the line, possibly with a stipulation that appears to favour Bayzler. Had Shayna won with the submission Moon is dead in the water having lost clean and all that’s on the horizon for the new Champion is Kairi or Dakota, who are both still finding their feet in NXT.

A few others thought Gargano should have won. I really wanted him to win thanks to the amazing performances from both men, but the upcoming Gargano vs Ciampa feud can and should still be a main event angle without needing the Title involved. 

I enjoyed the show overall, that main event was possibly one of the top 10 greatest matches ever in NXT. Definitely in the Top 5 matches for the NXT Championship for me.

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The first minute of Velveteen v Ohno solidified why Velveteen is one of the best characters they've ever had. Just fucking gets it. This was rougher round the edges than the Aleister match with no story but I still loved it, especially that first minute 

 

Main event was incredible, better than anything at Wrestle Kingdom this year. Rest of the show you could call a disappointment but I enjoyed it on the whole

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16 minutes ago, sj5522 said:

The first minute of Velveteen v Ohno solidified why Velveteen is one of the best characters they've ever had. Just fucking gets it.

Spot on.

I haven't watched NXT religiously lately so I presumed this was just a throwaway match to give Dream a Takeover win. It probably was. Then he rocks up with airbrushed boxing shorts, shadow boxing and having two servants or whatever they were put a gumshield in his mouth! Little things like that go to show that the sky is the limit for this guy.

The match was ok, started really well and finished on a high by a little dull in the middle. The spot where he countered a running Ohno into his rolling dvd wasn't the most inspired idea- a bit too ambitious given how big Ohno is these days. A very good outing overall for Dream.

I enjoyed the tag title match and am warming to the Undisputed Era. That's gotta be the AOP main roster-bound now, run-in during one of the title matches tonight? When you look at it, they've had some really decent Takeover matches.

Women's match was VERY well booked I thought. Shayna looked strong in defeat and it gave a bit of dimension to Ember too. I loved the ending and didn't think it dragged out at all. Shayna looked like a bad ass more than ever.

Also, the little horsey noise at the beginning of her entrance theme...that's new, right? Interesting...

Black/Cole was also really good, thoroughly enjoyed that. Cole, like his mates, is also growing on me. Some really well-worked spots in this one.

I haven't watched the main event yet, given the length of it I'll watch it later on. Was surprised to see EC3 there, he'll be a fine addition to the roster. If the main event is remotely close to the plaudits it has received, then this will be one of the best Takeover events I've watched. It delivered beyond expectations.

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